Amazon Forest Growth Puzzles Scientists

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/1756130/1756131" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Forests in a remote part of the Amazon are suddenly growing like teenagers in a growth spurt. This shouldn't be happening in old, mature forests. Scientists think it might be caused by the extra carbon dioxide humans are putting in the air. As a result, some species are getting pushed out and others are taking over — evidence that no place on Earth is too remote to be changed by human activity. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.